Dream Corp, LLC
|Dream Corp LLC|
|Created by||Daniel Stessen|
|Directed by||Daniel Stessen|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||20 (list of episodes)|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television|
|Original network||Adult Swim|
|Original release||October 23, 2016 –|
Dream Corp LLC is an American comedy television series created by Daniel Stessen for Adult Swim. Dream Corp LLC is an absurdist workplace comedy set in a neglected dream therapy facility. A rotating cast of desperate patients have their dreams recorded and analyzed by Dr Roberts (Jon Gries) and his unremarkable staff. The series is the first on Adult Swim to use rotoscoping. It premiered on October 23, 2016.
Dream Corp LLC is set in a neglected dream therapy facility. A cast of desperate patients have their dreams recorded and analyzed by Dr Roberts and his unremarkable staff. Dr Roberts uses unconventional methods at best, opting to use a mix of IV DMT, ketamine, and other psychedelics as well as occasional use of chloroform.
- Jon Gries as Dr Roberts
- Stephanie Allynne as Joey (season 1)
- Ahmed Bharoocha as Ahmed
- Mark Proksch as Randy Blink
- Stephen Merchant as T.E.R.R.Y.
- Nick Rutherford as Patient 88
- Megan Ferguson as Bea (season 2)
Billed as a comedy, Dream Corp LLC was created by Daniel Stessen, known for co-writing and directing The Gold Sparrow, an animated short film released in 2013. Adult Swim commissioned a pilot based on Stessen's original idea for the series in May 2014, ahead of the network's upfront advertising meeting. The series is produced by Williams Street. Dream Corp LLC was ordered for a full season in November 2015, and the network made mention of the series in their 2016 upfront.
The series is the first on Adult Swim to use rotoscoping to achieve animation; this technique entails drawing over live-action footage. This process was used for Stessen's short film The Gold Sparrow and the pilot for Dream Corp LLC. Reclusive animator and songwriter Chad VanGaalen was brought on board to provide musical score for the show and also designed "T.E.R.R.Y." the office robot. The trailer for the series was released on October 5, 2016.
The series' animated segments are handled by two companies. BEMO provides the visual effects and CG graphics, while Artbelly Productions provides the rotoscoped character animation using their proprietary rotoscoping software, Rotobelly. The live action portions of the show were produced by Caviar Content in season one, with Alive and Kicking, Inc. taking over live action shoots in season two.
Season 2 premiered on October 21, 2018.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||6||October 23, 2016||November 27, 2016|
|2||14||October 21, 2018||December 2, 2018|
Season 1 (2016)
|Title||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|1||1||"Pilot"||Daniel Stessen||October 23, 2016||101||0.859|
|Patient 88 visits Dream Corp to cure his romantic problems under the supervision of Dr. Roberts and his questionable staff. 88's card gets declined.|
|2||2||"The Smoking Nun"||Nick Rutherford||October 30, 2016||102||0.930|
|Patient 54 is an elderly client who is trying to quit smoking. She leaves Dream Corp a new woman. 88 gets stabbed in the neck.|
|3||3||"The Predator"||Christopher Roe||November 6, 2016||103||1.013|
|Patients 86 and 103 confront their biggest fears and relationship phobias with help from The Predator. Randy loses a limb.|
|4||4||"Tijuana Zebra"||Daniel Stessen||November 13, 2016||104||0.805|
|T.E.R.R.Y. the robot turns 21 and feels outdated. The staff joins forces to cure T.E.R.R.Y.'s depression and help him find the meaning of life.|
|5||5||"You Down with OCD?"||Daniel Stessen||November 20, 2016||105||0.931|
|Patient 46 suffers from severe OCD and is a rare case even for Dr. Roberts. The staff gears up to find her when she suddenly goes missing. T.E.R.R.Y. and 88 compete for her affection.|
|6||6||"The Leak"||Daniel Stessen||November 27, 2016||106||0.836|
|Disaster strikes at Dream Corp LLC when a leak causes the staff to evacuate during routine dream maintenance. Joey sheds her innocent self after being left behind in the dream world by Dr. Roberts.|
Season 2 (2018)
|Title ||Written by||Original air date ||Prod.|
|7||1||"Deep Impact"||Daniel Stessen||October 21, 2018||201||0.556|
|Patient 21 (Jimmi Simpson) is afraid to fall asleep. After a parasomnia episode injures the new intern Bea, Dr. Roberts drops in to the patients dreams to guide him through the wake of his fears.|
|8||2||"The Bullied"||Christopher Roe||October 21, 2018||202||0.489|
|Patient 74 (Eugene Cordero) visits Dream Corp LLC for his debilitating fear of confined spaces. T.E.R.R.Y. discovers the internet.|
|9||3||"Accordian Jim"||Nick Rutherford||October 28, 2018||203||0.554|
|Patient 13 (Cleo King) returns for Dream Therapy. After cancelling her last four appointments, Dr Roberts cautiously agrees to treat her. 88 survives a dog attack.|
|10||4||"Amnesia"||Mark Proksch||October 28, 2018||204||0.524|
|Patient 62 (Rupert Friend) catches amnesia during a routine arachnophobia treatment. Dr Roberts attempts to cure him by hand using fundamentals. Randy gets catfished.|
|11||5||"Woomba"||Christopher Roe||November 4, 2018||205||0.606|
|A very pregnant Patient 6 (Natalie Morales) visits Dream Corp LLC desperate to be cured of her strange addiction to eating couch cushions. Randy makes a cyst popping video.|
|12||6||"Wild Bill"||Nick Rutherford||November 4, 2018||206||0.503|
|Roberts' old roommate, Bill Ruff (Darrell Hammond), pays a visit to Dream Corp LLC under the guise of selling bad office artwork. Everyone in the staff is charmed except for 88 who makes it his mission to expose Bill's real intentions.|
|13||7||"Guys and Dads"||Christopher Roe||November 11, 2018||207||0.661|
|A dejected Mr. Simzer (Craig Robinson) brings his teenage son to Dream Corp LLC for treatment. The staff realizes his son isn't the only one who needs Dream Therapy. Randy loves Mama's Meat Pops.|
|14||8||"88's Weekly"||Dugan O'Neal||November 11, 2018||208||0.600|
|88 goes under to get treatment for his "confidence". Dr Roberts tests a groundbreaking new technology.|
|15||9||"Staff Infection"||Daniel Stessen||November 18, 2018||209||0.636|
|Patient 30 (Mo Collins) visits Dream Corp LLC for treatment of a long list of "symptoms." A chemical spill in the Lab puts the facility on lock down. A new side of Ahmed is revealed while 88 is put in grave danger.|
|16||10||"Pickle Trip"||Nick Rutherford, Daniel Stessen||November 18, 2018||210||0.539|
|88 eats Ahmed's pickle without knowing that the pickle has been pickled. The journey begins.|
|17||11||"Dust Bunnies"||Dugan O'Neal||November 25, 2018||211||0.637|
|Patient 75 (Iqbal Theba) comes to Dream Corp LLC to help clean up his life and regain the respect of his children. T.E.R.R.Y. introduces the staff to his new friend Leonard.|
|18||12||"Can't Touch This"||Nick Rutherford||November 25, 2018||212||0.603|
|Skin to skin contact feels like fire to Patient 66 (Allyn Rachel). With a history of minimal human touch or relationships, Dr Roberts prescribes her a Dream Date.|
|19||13||"What Happens in Randy, Stays in Randy"||Nick Rutherford||December 2, 2018||213||0.697|
|Dr Roberts wrangles Randy for his biannual session. T.E.R.R.Y. struggles with his conscience.|
|20||14||"The Krux"||Daniel Stessen||December 2, 2018||214||0.560|
|Patient 101 (Toby Kebbell) is wheeled into Dream Corp LLC as part of a court-ordered evaluation. Dr. Roberts struggles to navigate Patient 101's subconscious and calls on the entire staff to help contain their most challenging patient to date.|
- Executive Producer for Alive and Kicking, Inc., season 2
- Executive Producer for Williams Street
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